The Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) is an organization that aims to promote the advancement of catalysis amongst academia and the chemical industry in South Africa. Its foundation dates back to the late 70’s and officially formed in 1990. Since then, it has grown as an institution promoting interaction in all areas of catalysis spanning both the local and international community.
To promote unity across the nation, the auspices of CATSA hold an annual catalysis conference that takes place at a different venue each year. This provides a forum for the sharing of knowledge and expertise in the fields of homo- and heterogeneous catalysis, while giving young scientists and engineers the opportunity to present their work. This yearly event also includes a touring visit of an eminent international researcher in the field of catalysis, strengthening ongoing collaborations and encouraging new ones to form.
We gratefully acknowledge the support from our industrial partners allowing us to expand our reaches. The Catalysis Society of South Africa remains committed to this endeavor and welcomes contributions and suggestions.